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SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “My Sins are Gone”
Time of Praise
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Come and Go With Me”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 18:18-25 (Page 1016)
Message “TOOLS AND FOOLS” Rev. Vern Hettinga
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 345…………………………. “What a Wonderful Savior”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand
ELDERS INVITATION - If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Call to Worship
* Hymn No. 654 ……………………………………… “Change My Heart, O God”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 389 ……………………………………… “Spirit of the Living God”
Living Word: Proverbs 29:18 (Page 644)
Message: “VISION” Darrell Delaney
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 562 …………………………………. “Be Thou My Vision”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Darrell Delaney & Danielle Vining.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris & Chelsea Boeve.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING after church at the Crossing. New club
days are: High School on Tuesday, Middle School on Wednesday,
and Elementary on Thursday. See Kia if you have any questions.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2008
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
6:00 PM meet at church to go together as a group to the WCSG
distribution center to sort and stuff backpacks with
supplies. Sign up in the narthex so we know who is going
and we can contact you if there is any change in the details.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 24, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will share the message.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Next Sunday evening Pastor Rick will continue the
study “Worship from the Tabernacle” with the message “Ministers to
the Lord”. Join us at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – Once again we want to thank our church family for
all the love, concern, and prayers that you showed to us upon our
Mom’s homegoing! It’s only been 4 months since Dad left this earth.
But we rest in the promise that they are now together with the Lord!
And that gives us peace and joy!
~Shari & Dale, Jayme & Heather, and all the Doods
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 - CLUB 3:16 FAMILY PICNIC from 12:30 - 3 PM.
We would love to have some of you from church attend also. More
details coming soon!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - FALL KICK OFF FAMILY PICNIC following the
morning service. BBQ, salads, dessert will be on the menu!
Fellowship, fun & games too! Sign up on the sheet in the narthex
today…sponsored by the Fellowship Team. See Tymie if you
have any questions.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 4:00 – 9:00 PM YOUTH FUNDRAISER AT
STEAK & SHAKE, 5477 Clyde Park, Wyoming. Steak & Shake will
donate 20% of when we spend on this day. All you have to do is bring
in the voucher (on back of today’s insert) show it to your
server, and everything on your bill will be counted toward the 20%.
You can purchase Steak & Shake gift cards with a voucher and receive
the 20% as well! Give these vouchers to your friends and family!
See the insert in your bulletin today. Extra copies of the vouchers are
available on the narthex table.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
WESTERN SEMINARY. This offering will be received on Sunday,
September 7 (not the usual last Sunday of the month).
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for ELEMENTARY CLUB on Thursdays this fall
from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Sign up in the narthex or see Kia for more
SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Thank you for all you have done already! So here’s
an update! The sewn school bags that are going to RCWS (many
countries) is complete in that we now have enough supplies to fill
over the 200 bags that have been made! Our GEMS will fill the bags
with these school supplies as a service project! (If any sewers of
these bags have not told Shari how many they will be finishing,
please do so right away). Now all school supplies that are coming in
are going to the “Class Act Backpack Drive” that WCSG is sponsoring
(some of these will go to our own Club 3:16 kids). Anything you can
give toward this is appreciated…including the backpacks themselves!
(There are some sales going on where you get the bag for almost
nothing.) Please bring these supplies to the box here at church by the
downstairs door. Please do this before August 24, so they can be
distributed! Thanks again!
UNINTENTIONAL INTOLERANCE – Dr. Steve Robbins a powerful storyteller
with a powerful story to tell will inspire people and challenging the
way they think about the world. This work shop will take place on
Sept. 12 & 13. See the flyer in your mailbox for more information.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ron & Marcia Berends; John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Aug. 24 Upper Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve, Ralph & Effie Bolt
Lower Doors: Lisa Braendle
Today AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Laura Marshall, Allie & Emily
McElroy PM Service: Mary Bush
Aug. 24 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Cindy Wylie,
Taylor Duimstra PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
August 17, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Times for rest and rejuvenation
• His beautiful creation
• Our families
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Carole Lankheet as she is back on Chemo
• Jan Higley who is doing well as she undergoes radiation
• Carolyn Baker as she continues her healing process
• Karen Ver Hulst as she heals following hip surgery
• Lucille Bosma, mother of Judy Klein, as she recovers from recent
surgery after breaking her hip in a fall
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Gavin Vander Wal,
Emily Wilson, Nancy Lipscomb, Linda Tacoma, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Brian Benthin,
Jonathan Stouten, John De Vries (father of Lisa Braendle)
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank & Ann Hoezee,
Mrs Margaret Zylstra
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and
include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please
keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports!
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